# Your question: What happens if you run a 12 volt trolling motor on 24 volts?

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## Can I run my 12v trolling motor on 24V?

The answer is NO. Essentially, you have a 12 volt motor. If you try to run it on 24 volts, you will burn it up.

## Will 24V battery damage 12v trolling motor?

It wont hurt your motor. Most newer ones will not even turn over because the circuit board senses less than 22 volts (dead 24v system). Old ones will turn over but you will have half power.

## What happens if you run a 12 volt motor on 24 volts?

If you run a 12v motor from 24v its current drain and speed will still depend on the mechanical loading. However under no load it will now run at twice the speed at which it originally ran with 12v. Heating in the motor is still related to the current – so you can still run it at its full rated mechanical load/current.

## How do you go from 12v to 24V trolling motor?

24 Volt should be just two wires coming from the batteries to the trolling motor. You just have a jumper wire from one battery to the other. Positive to negetive on the jumper then hook the hot wire to positive on one battery and the negetive wire to the negetive on the other battery thats feeding the trolling motor.

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## Can a 36V trolling motor run on 12V?

Whereas if you are using an electric steer motor, then lower volts won’t be a good idea to use for the same. Therefore, its not suggested to run a 36V trolling motor on 24V or the 24V trolling motor on 12V as it will burn up.

## How do I know if my trolling motor is 12-volt or 24 volt?

The nameplates are most often found in the foot petals of the motor. Otherwise, you can look at the configuration of the trolling motor batteries to find the volts. Open the hood and look at the battery. If you see 6 cells, it’s a 12-volt battery, but if you see 12 cells, it means it’s a 24-volt battery.

## Do you need 2 batteries for 24 volt trolling motor?

We recommend that you use separate deep cycle marine battery/batteries for your Minn Kota motor if you use a crank battery to start a gasoline outboard. There are two batteries in the 24 Volt Systems. There are two batteries that need to be deep cycle.

## Can you run a trolling motor off a car battery?

Over usage of car batteries in trolling motors will damage them and reduce their lifespan. Similarly, a deep cycle battery is not suitable for recharging cars because it never kicks off an extremely energetic current needed to get all the electrolytes to start working again.

## Is 24V faster than 12V?

Is 24V faster than 12V? Yes. Power wheels with 24V batteries can reach a maximum speed of 6 mph while those with 12V batteries can reach up to 6mph.

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## How many volts can a 12V motor handle?

How many volts can a 12V motor handle? 12 V motor will work well with 12 V battery, and will be fine up to the maximum voltage the battery goes when fully charged. This means it will work well up to 14 V.